Where’s my coffee?

I lost my motivation to get anything finished. All my time restrained projects for knitting are done. I have some insane looking yarn mountain on my couch and in my yarn room.

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I’ve started 2 blankets. Yeah,  2. Why? Why not? Blankets are awesome, unless of course you suck at lace knitting like I do. I received some beautiful squishy wool from yarn box and didn’t care for the patterns. So I figured I may have enough to do a tri color version of the hemlock ring blanket that’s free on ravelry.  Every time I get to the lace work something gets messed up. It’s driving me crazy but I love working with the wool.

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I also made a huge mistake when I started a wrap for the Wounded Warrior project.  I used yarn without a wrapper, and was nearly finished when I got an email reminder. I was so annoyed because I spent the better part of a day winging a half circle wrap.

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Of which my dd was more than happy to model and keep as her own.

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I finished my son’s ninja turtle hat and mask. The mask didn’t work as well as planned. He loved it anyway. Now to find my motivation to frog this blanket again and use a lifeline.

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Wip Wednesday

It feels like an eternity since I’ve posted.

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I’m making progress on the back panel of my Girl Friday cardigan.

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I finished spinning and plying this beautiful purple wool yesterday and decided to knit a hat for my dd.

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I had barely any left of my bamboo/wool I spun the other day, so I decided to jump on the mini mini skein boat and make a tiny key chain.
I ended up visiting my husband at work for a short while yesterday,  and the lady who received all the baby stuff I finished up recently was there. He introduced us, and she love love loves the little cardi I was so worried about.

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I spotted this car the other day and ♡ their license plate.

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I still haven’t managed to make any progress cleaning the craft room up. It taunts me every time I walk by. I just haven’t had the time. Every time I have a bit of time, something else comes up. So my plan is to have some of it organized by the weekend. Or at least get a ton of organizing done on Saturday.

Hot packs

Hot packs are super useful, and very cheap and easy to make. I’ve sewn a few up this evening, and already they are being put to use.

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I managed to get the rest of the baby gift set finished and delivered. The recipient absolutely loved it, and it totally made my day.

I’ve put myself back to the knitting grind, trying to finish my hand spun Brain Made Shawlette. I have totally messed my rows up smack in the middle of it, but I’m pushing forward regardless. The yarn makes it worth it.

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I love hand spun yarn. This one is soft and squishy, even with the partial felting issue I had while dyeing the roving. I fluffed it out and spun it, super happy with the color changes. It reminds me of apple orchards and harvest time. I’m ready for fall already.

Another one finished

Last night I finished the baby blanket I was making for my husband’s coworker. It was an easy 2 stranded car seat blanket based off of the diagonal washcloth pattern.

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I thought the ribbon would make it look more like a blanket than a washcloth. It was fun picking a color to match. I’ve blocked the cardi that she will be getting as well.

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It’s taking FOREVER to dry. So I have time to start another small project right? I mean I have finished like 4 projects in the last few weeks, one more won’t hurt.

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I figured her little girl would need a sun hat,  and this darling Dear Liza hat caught my eye. It’s a free pattern on Ravelry as well.
Time to find my coffee and get to work.

Projects galore

So I seem to have this huge problem. I keep starting projects. I can’t stop. I have so many that I am running out of project bags to hide them in. I will say that I’m super proud to have finished another project, despite how much it plagued me towards the end. My husband’s coworker is adopting a baby girl due at the end of the month. So of course I’m feeling pretty obligated as a crafty person to do something.  So I decided to make a cardigan from my Lace One Skein Wonders book. I messed it up from the beginning and pretty much altered it as I went. I should have read through all the instructions,  but I didn’t and found that the sleeves were knitted separate and blocked before being sewn on. I was not happy when I discovered that.  So I improvised the rest of it.  I was so tired of looking at it, I ditched it when I went to my lys this evening.

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I ended up crocheting a border for it.
I started browsing through one of the books I acquired the other day, and may have found a pattern or 3 I like. It didn’t help one bit when I found the sale at my lys on summer yarns.  I managed to get a few rows done of my cardi while I was out. Talking with the ladies about the crafty people in our families and the different crafts we do outside of yarn crafts. It was a wonderful breather just to be around people who share the same passions.
I forgot to mention,  Monday I was wandering around the good will near my lys and found a quiltcut set for $10.

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It had everything in it, and I was really shocked after seeing the prices of the latest model they make. I needed a bigger mat, and I just managed to find a once in a lifetime steal. It is quite useful,  as I have several projects coming up requiring the use of it.

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I also forgot to  mention I finished one of my mindless cowls that I started last year, using up a stash of merino/recycled silk thrums. The colors in natural light remind me of berries and cream. It’s super soft. So technically I have finished 3 projects in the last week. Need to finish the baby blanket I have planned to go with the baby cardi and my knitting time will be all mine once again!

Hubby socks

I managed to finish my husband’s socks yesterday afternoon.  I am so glad that he likes them, and that they’re no longer on my to do list.

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I’ve started work on my cardi, and I can’t wait to finish. It’s a super easy lace pattern. It’s the Girl Friday cardi on ravelry.  So far it’s working up soft and smooshy that I want a blanket made out it.

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I also took a short break from the socks to make things 1 & 2 Poké balls.

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The amount of happy in this picture does not depict the 5 am larping in the basement the following morning.
Now to get some baby stuff finished for my husband’s coworker so I can work full steam on my cardi before October. I ended up frogging the blanket after noticing a purl where it doesn’t belong, and tried to tink that stitch back and completely messed it up. So I brought another color of yarn and the big needles out, and hopefully will have this done by the end of the week.